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The Capitol Review is a weekly recap of the happenings in Austin. We strive to share the legislative news of the week to ensure you remain informed while giving a peak into the day-to-day events under the pink dome of the Capitol. Sign up to receive it in your Inbox each Thursday.

Thursday, June 27 2013

The Capitol Review Vol 1, No. 21

Click below to listen to a message from Rep. Ed Thompson! Or copy this link into your browser: http://youtu.be/gAe0FlFr1FQ End of the First Called Special Session Midnight on Tuesday marked the end of the special session, and the House of…
Thursday, June 20 2013

The Capitol Review Vol 1, No. 20

The House is back in session today to debate the redistricting bills that Governor Perry added to the call for the special session. You can follow along by clicking here to watch the House Floor proceedings. We are debating SB…
Thursday, June 13 2013

The Capitol Review Vol 1, No. 19

After spending the majority of 5 months in Austin, it has been great to be home in District 29. The Texas House is currently in recess until Monday, June 17, and events across the district have kept me fairly busy…
Thursday, June 06 2013

The Capitol Review Vol 1, No. 18

Good afternoon. The 83rd Regular Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on Monday, May 27, and Governor Perry quickly called a special session later that evening. We are currently scheduled to meet at the Capitol on Monday, June 17, to work…
Good afternoon. The 83rd Regular Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on Monday afternoon. The Legislature accomplished quite a bit this session for education, our retired teachers, franchise tax cuts and a long-term state water plan, among other things. Not long…
We are a mere four days from adjourning Sine Die in the 83rd Legislative Session. Tuesday at midnight was the deadline to hear Senate bills on the House Floor. All bills that weren't heard on second reading before the clock…
Hello from Austin on this 129th day of the 83rd Session. We are less than two weeks away from the 83rd Session adjourning. As anticipated, we stayed on the House Floor until midnight last Thursday to hear as many House…
  Hello from Austin.Today is the 122nd day of the 83rd Legislative Session. We anticipate being on the House Floor until midnight, since this is the last day for the House to consider bills on 2nd reading on the Daily…
Happy first Thursday in May of the 83rd Legislative Session. We are 25 days from adjournment and charging full speed ahead in the final few weeks. I enjoyed an event-filled last weekend in the District  - riding in the Alvin…
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